UP IN SMOKE

  • March 2, 2021
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Smoking is injurious to health” is a very familiar warning we have been exposed to for ages. It is widely mentioned on cigarette packs along with dreadful pictorial warnings, posters, leaflets and even in the literature that talks about the negative impacts of smoking or consuming tobacco in any form. Showing a person smoking in […]

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Anti-smoking drive

  • February 26, 2021
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OVER the last few days, I have received text messages, both in English and Urdu, from the Federal Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, warning about the dangers of combustible smoking, requesting to give it up, and also informing that smoking at public places is a punishable offence under the law. Apparently, it […]

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Cigarettes production increases by 14.5% in first half of fiscal year

  • February 22, 2021
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Islamabad: The cigarettes production has surged at least 14.5 per cent with a total worth of over Rs25 billion in the first six months of this fiscal year, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The official data shows a significant increase in production and sale of the cigarettes in the country, contrary to the government’s […]

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Tobacco company selling nicotine to Pakistani youngsters

  • February 21, 2021
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LONDON: Last year the Spanish boyband Dvicio were riding high after their latest album topped the charts. The “boys” – by now all in their late 20s or early 30s – were the summer’s cover stars for Like!, a tween magazine. Despite the pandemic, the band were still touring Spain. But these were gigs with […]

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Tobacco prompted diseases cost $1.3b annually

  • February 17, 2021
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Islamabad : A number of different diseases caused by tobacco products have turned out to be one of the major financial burdens on Pakistan’s public exchequer and personal income, with a $1.3 billion in annual health cost. This is revealed in a research study, “Health Implications of Smoking in Pakistan,” published by the Center for […]

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Vape batteries can cause fatal explosions

  • January 11, 2021
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In May 2018, Wake D’Elia was using an electronic cigarette when the device’s battery malfunctioned and exploded, killing him instantly. The investigation later revealed that the battery was what’s called 18650, reports NBC news. Following the growing number of fatal incidents, the Consumers Product Safety Commission (CPSC ) has issued a warning to people to […]

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Dazed by the smoke

  • January 11, 2021
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Despite losing 8 million people to smoking every year from around the world, the worldwide prevalence of smoking is more or less the same. In 2016, it was estimated that over 23.9 million adults in Pakistan were indulging in the habit of smoking while in 2018 the mortality rate attributable to cigarette smoking stood at […]

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Uneven implementation of FCTC articles impeding tobacco control

  • December 20, 2020
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Islamabad : Two years have slipped by since the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control 2019-2025 (GS2025). However, when it relaunched GS2025 last month, there were no signs of progress vis-a-vis implementation of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC). What resonated, on the contrary, were ongoing failures in […]

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Speakers stress lifestyle changes to reduce incidence of lung cancer

  • November 23, 2020
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KARACHI: Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in November with the aim of achieving better results for patients by raising the noise level of awareness about lung cancer and its harms. Dr Abdul Qayyum, consultant oncologist at the Ziauddin Hospital, highlighted the many risk factors to be aware of in order to detect lung cancer […]

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Study Reveals How Smoking Worsens COVID-19 Infection Airways

  • November 19, 2020
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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 19th Nov, 2020 ) :Researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the airways of the lungs. The study, published in the journal Cell Stem […]

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